Courses

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Formalise your Veterinary Nursing qualifications with our Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. This course provides you with the industry qualification you need for your veterinary nursing career, helping you develop your skills in a range of animal care and surgical routines.

news-animal-studies-Vet-Nursing-012

Secure your future in animal health

Formalise your Veterinary Nursing qualifications with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and receive a highly regarded industry qualification for your veterinary nursing career, as you develop skills in a range of animal care and surgical routines. We provide quality training in areas such as reception duties, clinical pathology, radiology, theatre routines, dental nursing and general animal care.

Industry connections and resources

Our fully qualified staff of animal care experts have many years experience in the industry and will support throughout this course.

Benefit from joining this course as a part-time student while you’re working in a veterinary clinic off campus and attending relevant workshops throughout the year. Streamline your learning by taking elective subjects that develop your specific work skills.

The full-time student option requires you to be available to attend on-campus two days per week at Fairfield campus and Epping campus. Additionally, you will be required to participate in work placement to further your practical skills.

We will also hold intensive practical workshops at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Fairfield campus and at our brand new Veterinary Nursing Learning Centre, at the Epping campus.

This is a nationally recognised industry based qualification.

Employment outcomes

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing opens doors to further career options, such as working for pet food companies, in animal pharmaceuticals or specialist clinics.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a range of methods, including workshop attendance, written activities, assignments and satisfactory completion of practical skills in the workplace.

Note

This course is taught primarily at our Fairfield campus but will include teaching elements in your workplace/industry and from time-to-time attending classes at Epping campus (as required).

Contact

For additional information regarding the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

ACM40412

VTAC Code

Fairfield 6900310164

Campuses

EPPING, WORKPLACE & INDUSTRY, FAIRFIELD

Department

Agriculture and Animal Studies
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 2 years
Full-time course is offered as a July intake (please read course information)

Part-time: 3 years

  • (for those with a minimum of 15 hours paid employment in a veterinary clinic)
  • Part-time, work-based over 3 years (minimum 2 years) starting in February, April, July, October
  • Please contact us after this time if you do gain employment later in the year

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Workplace, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$3400
Ineligible:$9250
Concession:$680
Materials:$75

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for this course includes workshop attendance, written activities, assignments and satisfactory completion of practical skills in the workplace

Materials

We will supply a list of materials including texts and stationery items that you will need to purchase.

Entrance Requirements

  • apply through VTAC for our full-time on-campus course
  • you are required to have obtained a minimum 200 hours placement for each year (equivalent to 1 day per week for 25 weeks) and enrolled students will be covered by placement agreements with organised workplaces
  • completion of ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies is preferred

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to go on to the elective areas of our HEPIADVN Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing

Career Pathways

As a graduate you may find work in private veterinary clinics, offering a diverse range of services and undertaking a various tasks and duties. The course also opens doors to working for pet food companies, in animal pharmaceuticals or specialist clinics

Enrolment Intake

  • July
  • Midyear

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
ACMCAS307A PROVIDE COMPANION ANIMAL HYDROBATHING SERVICES 40
ACMCAS409A Provide training advice to companion animal owners 60
ACMEQU402A Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care 60
ACMEQU405A MAINTAIN AND MONITOR HORSE HEALTH AND WELFARE 80
ACMGAS202A PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS 20
ACMGAS204A FEED AND WATER ANIMALS 40
ACMGAS205A Assist in health care of animals 40
ACMGAS208A SOURCE INFORMATION FOR ANIMAL CARE NEEDS 40
ACMGAS301A MAINTAIN AND MONITOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING 50
ACMGAS302A PROVIDE ENRICHMENT FOR ANIMALS 40
ACMGAS303A PLAN FOR AND PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ANIMALS 60
ACMGAS304A CARRY OUT SIMPLE BREEDING PROCEDURES 40
ACMINF301A COMPLY WITH INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN ANIMAL WORK 60
ACMSPE302A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF BIRDS 40
ACMSPE303A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF COMMON NATIVE ANIMALS 40
ACMSPE304A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOGS 40
ACMSPE305A Provide basic care of domestic cats 40
ACMSPE307A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF FRESHWATER FISH 40
ACMSPE310A BASIC CARE OF MAMMALS 40
ACMSPE312A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF RODENTS AND RABBITS 40
ACMSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 40
ACMVET201A CARRY OUT VETERINARY NURSING RECEPTION DUTIES 30
ACMVET202A CARRY OUT DAILY CLINIC ROUTINES 40
ACMVET203A ASSIST WITH SURGERY PREPARATIONS 40
ACMVET401A Coordinate patient admission and discharge 40
ACMVET402A APPLY IMAGING ROUTINES 80
ACMVET403A PERFORM CLINIC PATHOLOGY PROCEDURES 70
ACMVET404A PERFORM CLINIC OFFICE PROCEDURES 30
ACMVET405A CARRY OUT SURGICAL NURSING ROUTINES 80
ACMVET406A NURSE ANIMALS 80
ACMVET407A CARRY OUT MEDICAL NURSING ROUTINES 40
ACMVET408A Coordinate and perform theatre routines 40
ACMVET409A PROVIDE SPECIFIC ANIMAL CARE ADVICE 120
ACMVET410A CARRY OUT VETERINARY DENTAL NURSING PROCEDURES 40
ACMVET411A Prepare, deliver and review animal care education programs 50
ACMVET414A NURSE FOALS 40
ACMWHS301A CONTRIBUTE TO WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES 50
AHCLSK330A IMPLEMENT PROCEDURES FOR FOALING DOWN MARES 100

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.